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The Resource Upon further review : the greatest what-ifs in sports history, Mike Pesca

Upon further review : the greatest what-ifs in sports history, Mike Pesca

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Upon further review : the greatest what-ifs in sports history
Title
Upon further review
Title remainder
the greatest what-ifs in sports history
Statement of responsibility
Mike Pesca
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From Mike Pesca, host of the popular Slate podcast The Gist, comes the greatest sports minds imagining how the world would change if a play, trade, injury, or referee's call had just gone the other way. No announcer ever proclaimed: "Up Rises Frazier!" "Havlicek commits the foul, trying to steal the ball!" or "The Giants Lose the Pennant, The Giants Lose The Pennant!" Such moments are indelibly etched upon the mind of every sports fan. Or rather, they would be, had they happened. Sports are notoriously games of inches, and when we conjure the thought of certain athletes - like Bill Buckner or Scott Norwood - we can't help but apply a mental tape measure to the highlight reels of our minds. Players, coaches, and of course fans, obsess on the play when they ask, "What if?" Upon Further Review is the first book to answer that question. Upon Further Review is a book of counterfactual sporting scenarios. In its pages the reader will find expertly reported histories, where one small event is flipped on its head, and the resulting ripples are carefully documented, the likes of... What if the U.S. Boycotted Hitler's Olympics? What if Bobby Riggs beat Billie Jean King? What if Bucky Dent popped out at the foot of the Green Monster? What if Drew Bledsoe never got hurt? Upon Further Review takes classic arguments conducted over pints in a pub and places them in the hands of dozens of writers, athletes, and historians. From turning points that every sports fan rues or celebrates, to the forgotten would-be inflection points that defined sports, Upon Further Review answers age old questions, and settles the score, even if the score bounced off the crossbar"--
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DLC
Dewey number
796
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV707
LC item number
.P47 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Upon further review : the greatest what-ifs in sports history, Mike Pesca
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1007497943
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781455540365
Lccn
2017041897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1007497943
Label
Upon further review : the greatest what-ifs in sports history, Mike Pesca
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1007497943
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781455540365
Lccn
2017041897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1007497943

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